Little Sniffer (oz4935)


Little Sniffer (oz4935) by Peter Rake 2013 - plan thumbnail

About this Plan

Little Sniffer. Radio control model, a scaled-down re-design of the 1952 Sniffer (oz468) model from Midwest. This is a modern plan, in PDFvector format.

Quote: "Although it proved rather more complicated than anticipated, for what looks a simple design, here's what I've come up with for my reduced size Sniffer... I've tried to keep fairly true to the original, but obviously the rib count could be reduced to save weight. I'm not keen on using 1/32 ribs because they always seem to buckle as the tissue shrinks. I do, however, like taut tissue. Probably not particularly lightweight, 45 grams should still be a reasonable weight."

Note: Posted up on RCGroups, this plan is one of a series by Peter Rake that use modern construction methods to interpret a vintage styled design, at mini-size. With 18in wingspan they suit micro-RC using a PZ brick or similar setup. Peter is OK with the plans being posted on Outerzone, and says: "The only point I would make is that they are currently untried designs. I have laser cut parts for them all and will let you know if I find anything that needs changing."

Note photo of completed Little Sniffer model, built by jwman, was found online at


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